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February 2018

Oscar Peterson Intl Jazz Festival – Jimmy Greene

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2 Canada
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$55 - $100

As the world’s first (and only!) jazz festival bearing the name of Canada’s greatest jazz artist, the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival will honour and celebrate his legacy of excellence.The opening night concert International All-Star Jazz at the Philharmonic features multiple GRAMMY Award winners Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Greene, Michael Dease, Benny Green, Christian McBride, and Kenny Washington. "Two-time Grammy nominee, and superb tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene plays with a comprehensive knowledge of the history of the music, but his concept and sound are…

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Oscar Peterson Intl Jazz Festival – Jon Faddis

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2 Canada
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$55 - $100

As the world’s first (and only!) jazz festival bearing the name of Canada’s greatest jazz artist, the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival will honour and celebrate his legacy of excellence.The opening night concert International All-Star Jazz at the Philharmonic features multiple GRAMMY Award winners Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Greene, Michael Dease, Benny Green, Christian McBride, and Kenny Washington. "Jon Faddis is a complete virtuoso and was born with a special gift for playing the trumpet. He was recognized early on in his career as…

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Oscar Peterson Intl Jazz Festival – Christian McBride

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2 Canada
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$55 - $100

As the world’s first (and only!) jazz festival bearing the name of Canada’s greatest jazz artist, the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival will honour and celebrate his legacy of excellence.The opening night concert International All-Star Jazz at the Philharmonic features multiple GRAMMY Award winners Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Greene, Michael Dease, Benny Green, Christian McBride, and Kenny Washington. "We’re excited to have one of the most in-demand players on the scene joining our all-star lineup for our opening night of the festival: the incredible…

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Oscar Peterson Intl Jazz Festival – Cecile McLorin Salvant

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2 Canada
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$55 - $100

As the world’s first (and only!) jazz festival bearing the name of Canada’s greatest jazz artist, the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival will honour and celebrate his legacy of excellence.The opening night concert International All-Star Jazz at the Philharmonic features multiple GRAMMY Award winners Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Greene, Michael Dease, Benny Green, Christian McBride, and Kenny Washington. "Cécile McLorin Salvant is a glorious gift to the world of music and has been recognized by critics and audiences alike, as one of the most…

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Oscar Peterson Intl Jazz Festival – Kenny Washington

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul St
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2 Canada
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$55 - $100

As the world’s first (and only!) jazz festival bearing the name of Canada’s greatest jazz artist, the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival will honour and celebrate his legacy of excellence.The opening night concert International All-Star Jazz at the Philharmonic features multiple GRAMMY Award winners Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Greene, Michael Dease, Benny Green, Christian McBride, and Kenny Washington. "Besides being one of New York City's top-call drummers, Kenny Washington is one of the world’s experts of the history of jazz. He plays with a…

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Oscar Peterson Intl Jazz Festival – Celebrating Norman Granz

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 41 Byron St.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada
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$55 - $100

The historic 1792 St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake is the venue for screenings on Saturday afternoon of two documentaries produced by Norman Granz (one of which, Jammin’ the Blues, was nominated for an Oscar), as well as a JATP concert film. Tad Hershorn, jazz archivist and Granz biographer, will moderate, along with Jacques Muyal, long-time associate of Granz. The 2018 Festival will be dedicated to Norman Granz, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. Impresario, record producer, civil rights activist,…

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Oscar Peterson Intl Jazz Festival – Renee Rosnes & Bill Charlap

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Stratus Vineyards, 2059 Niagara Stone Rd
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada
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$55 - $100

Saturday evening will bring a Gala affair to Stratus Vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake with Double Portrait, the piano duo of the Festival’s Artistic Director Renee Rosnes, the 5-time JUNO Award-winning pianist, and GRAMMY Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap. The post-concert Gala Reception includes hors d'oeuvres by Chef Horne of Canoe Restaurant, Stratus wine, and Soma chocolate.

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Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival – Robi Botos

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Stratus Vineyards, 2059 Niagara Stone Rd
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada
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$55 - $100

"Born in Hungary, pianist Robi Botos immigrated to Canada in 1998, and he has really taken the Canadian jazz scene by storm. Shortly after his arrival, he caught the ear of Oscar Peterson and quickly became his protege. Robi won a 2016 JUNO for his exciting album, “Movin’ Forward.” He is a dynamic, swinging and extremely versatile pianist who elevates the music of any band that he is a part of." -Renee Rosnes, Artistic Director Robi will be performing with…

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Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival – Jim Doxas

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Stratus Vineyards, 2059 Niagara Stone Rd
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada
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$55 - $100

"Montreal-born drummer Jim Doxas has been a member of the Oliver Jones Trio for many years, and is currently touring as part of the quintet “Riverside,” which features trumpeter Dave Douglas, Jim’s brother Chet Doxas on tenor sax, bassist Steve Swallow and pianist-composer Carla Bley. Jim’s style draws on a wide variety of influences and he’s been known to experiment with some unusual techniques as part of his expression. It’s worth noting that he is one of Dave Young’s favorite drummers…

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Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival – Mike Murley

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Stratus Vineyards, 2059 Niagara Stone Rd
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada
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$55 - $100

"Tenor saxophonist Mike Murley is a heavy-weight talent. Nova Scotia-born and Toronto-based, he is a multiple JUNO winner who has performed with many of the top-notch musicians on the scene. If you’ve ever heard Mike in person, you know he is a hard-swinging and lyrical player whose solos always have a beautiful momentum to them." -Renee Rosnes, Artistic Director Mike will be performing with Canadian Jazz Lions.

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